68-year old completes Lagos City Marathon

A 68 year old Nigerian woman, Abiola Oshodi-Adeniyibada, who not only participated in, but completed the 42km Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, has commended the sponsors and organisers of the event.
Oshodi-Adeniyibada said her aim was to reach the finishing point.

She said it was not her first time of participating in sporting activities, adding that she had taken part in marathons outside the country in the past.

The retired civil servant said:“I am very happy to be part of this historic marathon which is the first of its kind in Lagos and the organisers deserve commendation. I did track and field when I was in high school and my love for sports brought me out to be part of this.

If I get tired on the road, I will rest or probably enter one of the official buses, but I will definitely get to the finish point. I’m not here for the money but to exercise my body and also catch fun while participating.”

Aisha JM